Saturday, March 13, 2004

Alembert, Jean Le Rond D'

His earlier literary and philosophical activity, however, led to the publication of his M�langes de litt�rature, d'histoire et de philosophie (1753). This work contained the impressive Essai sur les gens de lettres, which exhorted writers to pursue �liberty, truth and poverty� and also urged aristocratic patrons to respect the talents and independence of such